The better you recover the better your results will be. However, most people make several crucial mistakes when it comes to recovery.
The first is making stress the goal of your workout. Stress can affect some results, but your progress ultimately comes from creating an effective training stimulus, not how much stress you endure.
The second mistake is using too much junk volume and unnecessary work in the workout. This goes for redundant exercises and inefficient breathing. poor technique, and not having a clear training objective. All of this extra work requires more recovery, which is often unnecessary. The best way to improve recovery is to require less of it in the first place.
Lastly, people ten to focus too much on recovery methods like stretching, massage, and ice baths. These can be helpful, but the lion’s share of your recovery comes from sleep and second nutrition.
Learn more about how to get the most of your recovery in this week’s episode of the RDP podcast:
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